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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
CDUAF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. CDUAF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CDUAF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.24 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.35
CDUAF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CDUAF: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CDUAF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.35
0.28
0.42
Interest Coverage 3.35
CDUAF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
65% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. CDUAF: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CDUAF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.24  Med: 3.68 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.35
2.24
3.98
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.18
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
3.82%
5.08%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 29.66
CDUAF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. CDUAF: 29.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CDUAF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.81  Med: 31.72 Max: 34.63
Current: 29.66
18.81
34.63
Net-margin (%) 13.85
CDUAF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. CDUAF: 13.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CDUAF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.98  Med: 17.34 Max: 20.11
Current: 13.85
11.98
20.11
ROE (%) 7.29
CDUAF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.87 vs. CDUAF: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CDUAF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.1  Med: 12.96 Max: 16.1
Current: 7.29
11.1
16.1
ROA (%) 2.71
CDUAF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. CDUAF: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CDUAF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.29  Med: 4.89 Max: 5.99
Current: 2.71
4.29
5.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.71
CDUAF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. CDUAF: 6.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CDUAF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.94  Med: 12.17 Max: 13.94
Current: 6.71
8.94
13.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
CDUAF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CDUAF: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.2  Med: 4.40 Max: 21.4
Current: 5.3
-13.2
21.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
CDUAF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CDUAF: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.10 Max: 9.4
Current: 9.4
0
9.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
CDUAF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CDUAF: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 7.50 Max: 16.6
Current: 7.6
-4.6
16.6
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Preferred stocks of Canadian Utilities Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CU.PR.E.Canada21.545.69Cum Red Second Pfd Shs Series -BB-
CU.PR.C.Canada17.145.83Series Y 4.00%
CU.PR.D.Canada21.455.71Cum Red Second Pfd Shs Series -AA-
CU.PR.F.Canada19.825.68Series CC 4.50%
CU.PR.G.Canada19.605.74Series DD 4.50%
CU.PR.H.Canada22.723.28Pfd Shs Series -EE-
CU.PR.I.Canada25.301.94

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.00
CDUAF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. CDUAF: 23.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CDUAF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.01  Med: 16.25 Max: 24.25
Current: 23
10.01
24.25
Forward P/E 16.45
CDUAF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.97 vs. CDUAF: 16.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.51
CDUAF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. CDUAF: 22.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CDUAF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 15.77 Max: 23.68
Current: 22.51
10
23.68
P/B 2.03
CDUAF's P/B is ranked lower than
71% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CDUAF: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CDUAF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.24 Max: 2.83
Current: 2.03
1.53
2.83
P/S 2.81
CDUAF's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CDUAF: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CDUAF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 2.83 Max: 3.99
Current: 2.81
1.56
3.99
POCF 6.13
CDUAF's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.27 vs. CDUAF: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CDUAF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 6.49 Max: 9.93
Current: 6.13
5.1
9.93
EV-to-EBIT 18.03
CDUAF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. CDUAF: 18.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CDUAF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 10.90 Max: 18.5
Current: 18.03
4.1
18.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.81
CDUAF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.02 vs. CDUAF: 11.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CDUAF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 7.60 Max: 12.1
Current: 11.81
2.8
12.1
PEG 3.11
CDUAF's PEG is ranked lower than
58% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. CDUAF: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CDUAF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 3.03 Max: 7.56
Current: 3.11
0.61
7.56
Shiller P/E 18.50
CDUAF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.12 vs. CDUAF: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CDUAF' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.27  Med: 19.35 Max: 24.03
Current: 18.5
13.27
24.03
Current Ratio 1.65
CDUAF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CDUAF: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CDUAF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.64
Current: 1.65
0.54
3.64
Quick Ratio 1.53
CDUAF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. CDUAF: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CDUAF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.75 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.53
0.49
3.41
Days Inventory 51.73
CDUAF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 23.24 vs. CDUAF: 51.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CDUAF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.53  Med: 144.12 Max: 446.45
Current: 51.73
42.53
446.45
Days Sales Outstanding 39.26
CDUAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 48.39 vs. CDUAF: 39.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CDUAF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.26  Med: 51.39 Max: 63.66
Current: 39.26
48.26
63.66

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.63
CDUAF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 896 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. CDUAF: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CDUAF' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 2.99 Max: 7.02
Current: 3.63
2.22
7.02
Dividend Payout 0.75
CDUAF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. CDUAF: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CDUAF' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.61 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.75
0.28
2.46
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.00
CDUAF's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CDUAF: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CDUAF' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 3.15 Max: 65.8
Current: 10
0
65.8
Forward Dividend Yield 3.41
CDUAF's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. CDUAF: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.39
CDUAF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. CDUAF: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CDUAF' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 4.54 Max: 10.65
Current: 5.39
3.37
10.65
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.00
CDUAF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. CDUAF: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CDUAF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: -0.05 Max: 0.5
Current: -1
-1
0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 2.27
CDUAF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. CDUAF: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CDUAF' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.11 Max: 2.98
Current: 2.27
1.44
2.98
Price/Projected FCF 5.03
CDUAF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CDUAF: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CDUAF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 2.49 Max: 14.56
Current: 5.03
1.17
14.56
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
CDUAF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CDUAF: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CDUAF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.28
Current: 1.02
0.33
1.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.14
CDUAF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CDUAF: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CDUAF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 2.36 Max: 3.71
Current: 3.14
0.44
3.71
Price/Graham Number 1.52
CDUAF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CDUAF: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CDUAF' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.52
0.82
1.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.56
CDUAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CDUAF: 5.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CDUAF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.4  Med: 9.10 Max: 24.3
Current: 5.56
5.4
24.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.45
CDUAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. CDUAF: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CDUAF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 3.80 Max: 20.9
Current: 3.45
1.6
20.9

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2641
EPS $ 1.22
Beta0.29
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $21.02 - 36.56
Shares Outstanding(Mil)265.97

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 2,751 3,218 3,487
EPS($) 1.35 1.52 1.62 1.39
EPS without NRI($) 1.35 1.52 1.62 1.39

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:CU.PR.E.Canada, CUD.Germany,
Canadian Utilities Ltd was incorporated under the laws of Canada on May 18, 1927 and was continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act on August 15, 1979. The Company is engaged in business activities including utilities of pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution; and energy including power generation and sales, industrial water infrastructure, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction. The Company operates in segments including Utilities, Energy, ATCO Australia and Corporate and Other. The Utilities segment activities are conducted through three regulated businesses in western and northern Canada: ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric and ATCO Pipelines. ATCO Gas distributes natural gas throughout Alberta and in the Lloydminster area of Saskatchewan. It serves municipal, residential, business and industrial customers. ATCO Electric and its subsidiaries transmit and distribute electricity in northern and central east Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Its service territory includes oil sands areas near Fort McMurray and heavy oil areas near Cold Lake and Peace River. ATCO Pipelines transmits natural gas in Alberta. It receives natural gas at gas processing plants as well as from other natural gas transmission systems and transports it to end users in the province or to other pipeline systems for export. The Energy segment activities are conducted through ATCO Power and ATCO Energy Solutions. ATCO Power's businesses include the regulated and non-regulated supply of electricity from natural gas, coal-fired and hydroelectric generating plants in western Canada and Ontario. ATCO Energy Solutions' businesses include non-regulated natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transmission, natural gas liquids extraction, electricity transmission, and industrial water services in western Canada and the Northwest Territories. The ATCO Australia segment includes two business operations ATCO Gas Australia and ATCO Power Australia. ATCO Gas Australia provides natural gas distribution services in Western Australia. It serves metropolitan Perth and surrounding regions. ATCO Power Australia is a supplier of electricity from three natural gasfired generating plants in Adelaide, South Australia; Brisbane, Queensland; and Karratha, Western Australia. The Corporate and Other segment includes investments in contracted electricity transmission infrastructure in Alberta and geographical expansion into Mexico. It also includes commercial real estate owned by the Company in Alberta.

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